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Winslow, Arizona

Apache Death Cave

A stealthy Apache hideaway that became the haunting site of a mass grave.
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Winslow, Arizona

Two Guns

The story of Two Guns, Arizona could easily be described as a Shakespearian tragedy on Route 66.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

A pair of giant roadside arrows are all that remains of a former Route 66 trading post.
Peach Springs, Arizona

Grand Canyon Caverns Underground Suite

One of the largest, oldest, darkest, quietest motel rooms in the world.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
Nelson, Nevada

Nelson

A mining town once rife with murderous disputes over its copious treasures now creates income as a popular spot for photo shoots.
Elsie, Oregon

Camp 18 Restaurant

A logging-themed roadside restaurant surrounded by museum-quality machinery and artifacts from the industry's heyday.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman-style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

An abandoned Jazz Age dream home and con man's hideout in Death Valley.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historic Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay," this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town—occupied for only 12 years—was once home to more than 500 silver mines.
Death Valley, California

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Ten 25-foot-tall, beehive-shaped kilns, abandoned in Death Valley.
Inyo, California

Fossil Falls

Smooth basaltic rocks tell a tale of ancient glacial waterfalls.
Randsburg, California

Burro Schmidt Tunnel

This impressive tunnel was dug entirely by hand over the course of 36 years.
Johannesburg, California

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.